Category Archive: London

Places in London and suburbs

Review: La Goccia, Covent Garden

La Goccia is an Italian restaurant in the same courtyard as the Petersham restaurant and from the same stable. It’s got a glamorous inner dining room with a bar counter, and a lighter outer room off the courtyard. This is where we were led when we arrived, pretty much the first guests of the evening …

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Review: Norma, Soho

I’ve got to get back to Sicily. Our only visit there was almost 30 years ago, long before I got the foodie bug, and we were there scarcely a week anyway. Since then I’ve watched every episode of Inspector Montalbano (look it up, you won’t be disappointed!) with hungry eyes, and witnessed the abrupt arrival …

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Review: Officina 00, Fitzrovia

We’re on a bit of an Italian vibe at the moment, no idea why. The latest is Officina OO, a pasta restaurant stuck out a little bit on its own, north past all the bustling eateries around Charlotte Street. Worth the extra few yards, though. Nice comfy leather chairs and plenty of space, with an …

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Review: Steak & Lobster, Heathrow

Google Maps rather bizarrely calls Steak & Lobster an “intimate Mediterranean restaurant” which is wrong on both counts. It’s a jolly big dining room with comfortable tables, chairs and banquettes and a huge glamorous chandelier above the central bar. And the steaks and lobsters are apparently sourced from Northern Ireland. The menu is very single-minded: …

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Review: Tayer + Elementary, Shoreditch

We only popped into Tayer + Elementary for a late bite of lunch just after this cocktail bar and eatery opened doors for the day at just after 3pm, but I’m already sure that this is is just a temporary review pending a return visit! Before 5pm they only serve little bar snacks, but even …

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